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🔍Read Full ArticleA Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist

A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist

👤Alicia Priest 🕔Jul 30, 2014

Longtime journalist Alicia Priest’s lively, heartrending memoir of her own investigation into an infamous crime committed by her father in the 1960s.

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🔍Read Full ArticleKing of the Mountain

King of the Mountain

👤Jack Boudreau 🕔Jun 25, 2014

In Jack Boudreau’s ninth book, King of the Mountain, he takes a deep look at the delicate balance of co-existence.

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🔍Read Full ArticleA Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer

A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer

👤Sherril Foster 🕔Dec 03, 2013

The life of Mary Spencer has been fictionalized and romanticized by poets, playwrights and filmmakers.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Last Patrol

The Last Patrol

👤Keith Billington 🕔Dec 03, 2013

In 1970, Keith Billington, along with ten other men, embarked on the nearly 800 km trip by dog team, from Fort MacPherson to Dawson City.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Junction: Stories of Land and Place in the BC Interior

The Junction: Stories of Land and Place in the BC Interior

👤John Schreiber 🕔Dec 03, 2013

In John Schreiber’s third book, The Junction, he wanders the hills, mountains and valleys visiting old-time characters and old friends.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Grande Dames of the Cariboo

The Grande Dames of the Cariboo

👤Julie Fowler 🕔Dec 03, 2013

The Grande Dames of the Cariboo tells the story of Vivien Cowan and Sonia Cornwall and their intriguing friendship with Group of Seven painter A.Y. Jackson, and Joseph Plaskett

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🔍Read Full ArticleSea Otters of Haida Gwaii: Icons in Human-Ocean Relations

Sea Otters of Haida Gwaii: Icons in Human-Ocean Relations

🕔Mar 08, 2013

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is an iconic marine mammal in the culture and ecology of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) - the traditional territory of the Haida Nation.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBoat Camping Haida Gwaii

Boat Camping Haida Gwaii

🕔Mar 08, 2013

With information on ancient native settlements, hidden campsites and everything in between, Boat Camping Haida Gwaii offers a fascinating and comprehensive marine guide to the wild beauty of the Queen Charlotte Islands for kayakers and other small vessel operators.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBabine

Babine

🕔Mar 08, 2013

Rivers are sacred and none more so than those that have the holy trinity of salmon, grizzly bears and steelhead. Now you can go there through these pages to where fortunate fishermen have visited.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Taste of Ashes

The Taste of Ashes

🕔Mar 08, 2013

Compelling and disturbing, but ultimately hopeful, this is the story of how we find grace in the most unexpected places.

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🔍Read Full Articlebetween dusk and night

between dusk and night

👤Emily McGiffin 🕔Mar 08, 2013

There are many journeys encompassed in the pages of this mature and well-crafted first collection; literal travels to different parts of the world, to Europe and Africa, are the outward manifestation of the inward quest, the asking of the old but still essential questions: What is real? What is true?

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Railroader’s Wife

The Railroader’s Wife

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Mar 08, 2013

The story of the railway has never been told in such a charming voice as in these letters by Bernice Medbury Martin. Bernice Medbury married railroader Leslie Martin in 1912 and arrived later that year in Prince Rupert at the height of rock blasting and railroad building.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDirt Of Ages

Dirt Of Ages

👤Jill Wigmore 🕔Mar 08, 2013

In Dirt of Ages, everything meets in "the perfect v" of the valley: where rivers meet in an "exchange between sky and water," where rural runs into urban,"where art and work meet,""the rush and rattle," where fog and smog converge as "foetid fall inversions," and where "two chafe so close together."

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Book of Awe

The Book of Awe

🕔Mar 01, 2013

Are you awed by the fall of the snow or the rustle of the trees? In The Book of Awe, readers are reminded to take a minute and see the beauty in the everyday ...

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🔍Read Full ArticleGrey’s Journey

Grey’s Journey

🕔Jan 15, 2013

A picture story book where you can join Grey as he makes an unusual journey into the Mediterranean Sea in search of his Mama.

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